Good thing there were no pedestrians on the sidewalk below a parking garage on Tse Wai Avenue in Wong Tai Sin at about 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Onlookers were shocked when a seven-seater van burst through a fence on the second story of the monthly parking lot in Choi Hung Estate and landed on the sidewalk below.
The van’s driver was sent to hospital, news website hk01.com reported.
Police said the driver, who has yet to be identified, seemed to lose control when making a right turn in the parking lot, sending it crashing through the fence.
The vehicle came to rest against a lamppost on the sidewalk. The front of the van was badly damaged.
Police were still investigating the accident when the vehicle was towed away at about 9:30 a.m.
The report quoted unnamed sources as saying the driver was suspected of stepping on the accelerator pedal by mistake while trying to find a space to park the van. [Go to Video]
A similar accident took place in North Point on March 26.
A 76-year-old doctor lost control of his Mercedes-Benz and rammed a Volkswagen parked on the second story of a parking lot.
The Volkswagen was pushed through a railing and fell onto the street.
Volkswagen car rammed, thrown onto North Point street (Mar. 29, 2016)
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